SS Cyg monitoring requested - Alert Notice 858

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American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Tue, 04/02/2024 - 18:07

Alert Notice 858 announces a new campaign beginning on the cataclysmic variable SS Cyg. Please see the notice for details and observing instructions.

There are threads for this campaign under the following AAVSO forums:

- Campaigns and Observation Reports: https://www.aavso.org/ss-cyg-campaign-2024
- Cataclysmic Variables: https://www.aavso.org/ss-cyg-campaign-2024-01

Please subscribe to these threads if you are participating in the campaign so you can be updated, ask questions, and join in the discussion!

Many thanks, and Good observing,

Elizabeth O. Waagen, AAVSO HQ

Affiliation
American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
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I just took a look to determine when SS Cygnus is available for imaging at my location and found that it barely rises in the ENE to 15 degrees by 0100. By Civil dawn here in the Northeast, it’s just approaching 50 degrees - depending on your location. Good photometrics benefit from full astronomical dark and maximized target altitude but neither seems in the cards for those of us above 35-40 degrees. None the less, SS Cyg is an ‘old friend’ so I’ll give her a try around the beginning of Nautical dawn here in the Northeast. 

Be great to hear others’ thoughts and suggestions on optimizing the photmetrics of this target for this cycle…

cheers,

Gary